The Individualized Fitness Prescription for Your Body Type
Do you wonder why the latest fitness fad doesn't work for you? Have you lifted weights for months, dreaming of toned, defined muscles, with no results? Have you exercised regularly for months -- or even years -- without seeing any changes in your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are your exercise routine is incomplete and wrong for your body type.
Everyone -- men and women alike -- has a natural shape:
Hourglass® Spoon® Ruler® Cone®
And there's a right and a wrong way to exercise for each. By exercising right for your body type you'll finally see stubborn problem areas start to change in a matter of weeks -- the kind of change that will motivate you to continue until you meet your goals and beyond.
You don't need to buy expensive equipment or devote hours a day to this program. Whether you're twenty-two or seventy-two, a regular at the gym or making a serious commitment to exercise for the first time in your life, the man Fit magazine calls the "Shape Master" puts the most important tool for success in your hands: a detailed step-by-step workout for your body type that you can perform anywhere. With consistent workouts fueled by quantifiable results, you will dramatically change your body for the better and for the rest of your life.
From pot bellies to large thighs, thick waists to spreading bottoms, even people who exercise daily often find themselves fighting a losing battle against specific figure problems. Sometimes, in fact, the problem only seems to get worse. Escape Your Shape is the first book to identify the four basic body types -- hourglass, cone, spoon, and ruler -- and to provide fitness programs designed for each one. A simple quiz helps readers determine their body type and begin a program that will bring visible changes in as little as two weeks. Each chapter details a basic workout and provides variations to accommodate different fitness levels and physical constraints such as back or joint injuries. Instructional black-and-white illustrations are also included. Jackowski proves that everyone can conquer the bumps, lumps, and sags that seem invulnerable to exercise; strengthen weak spots; and achieve the tone and contours they want. As Newsweek announced, "Jackowski takes bodies that fairly jiggle with flab and turns them into the kind of bodies people don't dare kick sand at -- at the beach or anyplace else". It's hard to imagine a more inspiring message to start off the swimsuit season.